I have been contemplating this for over a year now.
It's just time.
It just feels right!
Today was the day that I decided to stop dyeing my hair.
I am both scared and excited to have come to this decision.
I actually don't know what my real hair colour is underneath all the years of colour.
I have been dyeing my hair since I was 12 years old. I will be 40 in November. That's 27 years.
First I dyed my hair for fun, now I dye my hair to cover the grey hairs.
My decision to stop dyeing my hair is an outward expression of what is happening within me.
God is taking me through an internal process, revealing who 'Jo' really is.
For years I have been trying to be someone I am not.
It's time to embrace who I am - grey hair and all. Scared, but excited and looking forward to wearing a few funky hats over the transition period!!
I posted on both FB and Instagram today about my decsion. I wanted to make it public so I wouldn't chicken out. I was overwhelmed and humbled with the support and encouragement that came from my announcement. I love social media for this reason. Escpecailly Instagram. I have made some heart connections with some amazing women who are doing their own journey on Instagram, and somehow along the way, our worlds collide. We may never meet in real life, but there is a connection there nevertheless.
I wonder what my real hair colour is?
I wonder how grey I really am?
My boys are so excited to see what my hair looks like with no dye in it. They also told me they like my grey hair that they can see coming through. My boys will make great husbands one day!
I've decided I am going to call them my glitter strands, because they sparkle in the light and remind me of tinsel.
I feel very brave. I feel scared. I feel excited. I feel liberated. So many emotions at once.
But most of of all I feel more like 'me', and that's a very good thing.
Still Taking Lessons From the King,
Jo - His Grace xo